SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - September 29, 2009) - Almost as much as they love their teams, sports fans love their gear! Whatever the sport, Wize can help them find what they need -- be it a new plasma TV for watching the game with buddies, a digital camera for capturing the action or a portable grill for the tailgate party.

To make it even easier for sports nuts to find the best-of-the-best, today announced the first-ever Wize Choice Awards, honoring the products identified by millions of consumer reviews online as the greatest. The first honorees are great products for sports lovers.

The patent-pending Wize Product Research Engine analyzes online reviews of millions of products using real-everyday language based on what people have said is important. Based on this analysis of consumer reviews, Wize awarded the top three products in each category a Wize Choice Award.

The first three categories and the top three products within each are:

Best Plasma and LCD TVs for Watching Sports

It's always fun to have your friends and family over to watch Monday Night Football or the U.S. Open, but make sure you have the right kind of television to keep everyone happy! The 2009 Wize Choice Awards for Best Plasma and LCD TVs for Watching Sports go to:


"I got it hooked up just in time for College Bowl season and the NFL Playoffs"

"My husband wanted a better refresh rate while watching football games"

"I watch a lot of sports and it is awesome"

Samsung LN-52A650 52 in. HDTV LCD TV

"Sports are terrific"

"The clarity of the picture is amazing, especially the sporting events in HD"

"Hi-Def live sports programs are absolutely amazing"

"For sporting events it's like being there"

Samsung LN46A630 TV

"120hz completely eliminates any motion blur with sports"

"HD picture on that is phenomenal"

"120Hz plus anti-judder/smooth motion is great for sports"

"I could watch the Super Bowl in HD"

Best Digital Camera for Sports Photography

Whether you are gearing up to attend a live professional sports event or to watch your children play, make sure you are ready with a camera to capture those amazing moments! We know how important it is to have a reliable camera that's great for live sports, and to help you choose yours, the 2009 Wize Choice Awards for Best Digital Camera for Sports Photography go to:

Nikon D300 DX 12.3MP Digital SLR Camera

"I live in Hawaii and take a lot of pictures of surfers and water sports"

"Sports photos are easy and awesome with this camera"

"The shooting speed is well-suited for sports action"

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1 Digital Camera

"The camera can shoot 10 images in a second (great for sports)"

"Great for sports photos"

"So you never miss the important moments when your kids play sports"

"I shot some baseball team practice photos"

Canon Digital Rebel XSi Digital Camera with EF-S 18-55mm Lens

"I have so many great shots of my kids playing sports"

"Like shots of my kids playing baseball"

"Great action shots also!"

"In particular I use the sports mode for shooting soccer shots"

Best Grills and Smokers for Tailgating

As you get ready to attend NFL football games, baseball playoff games and college football battles, you need to have a smart tailgating strategy. And one of the most important elements of any successful tailgate is, obviously, the grill. The products earning the 2009 Wize Choice Awards for Best Grills and Smokers for Sporting Events are:

Weber Baby Q Grill

"We were tailgating at the football game and we were in charge of the grill"

"We bought this grill strictly for tailgating this fall and it performed like a champ!"

"Its portability makes it a fine companion for tailgating"

Weber Q200 Grill

"I bought this grill on the recommendation from the people I tailgate with"

"I have taken the Q tailgating at sporting events"

"For tailgating in the fall"

"10 to 12 pro football games a year and about 6 to 8 NASCAR a year"

Weber Q120 (LP) Grill

"This grill is great for home or tailgating"

"It's easy to move around and feels real sturdy...excellent for tailgating"

"I tailgate with a big crew. Sometimes as many as 20 people to feed"

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Wize ( simplifies product research by helping consumers find products based on their needs instead of technical product features. Users simply tell Wize what product they are looking for and how they want to use it. The patent-pending Wize Product Research Engine then reads data from thousands of sources across the Web, analyzes some 26 million recommendations for more than 1 million products, and provides a personalized list of the top products for a users needs. Wize, headquartered in Burlingame, Calif., is privately held and funded by Mayfield Fund and Bessemer Venture Partners. For more information, visit

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